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Department of Social Services Disputes in Columbia

Defending Your Rights Against the DSS

At the Masella Law Firm, P.A., we have a wide range of legal experience, and have represented countless individuals in a wide variety of family law cases. If you have learned that the South Carolina Department of Social Services is investigating you on allegations of child abuse or neglect, we urge you to contact us for a confidential consultation with a Columbia divorce lawyer from our firm, to discuss the situation and learn about how we can help you defend your rights as a parent.

For most parents, nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of their children. Unfortunately, a small percentage of parents throughout the state are either unwilling or are incapable of providing a safe and nurturing home life for the children, and in such cases the state takes it upon itself to intervene and may even go so far as to forcibly remove the children from the custody and control of the parents. This can lead to temporary placement in foster care or even involuntary termination of parental rights and placement of the children for adoption. While this is sometimes necessary to protect the children, there are many cases on record where the DSS made a serious mistake, disrupting and traumatizing the family in the process.

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Whether you have been threatened with having your children removed or if they have already been taken away, you must not delay in retaining legal representation to fight for you. We know how anxious you may be to get your children back, and are prepared to take immediate action on your case.

The DSS, as an agency of the state government, has vast resources for defending against legal actions, but with our wealth of legal experience, skill and dedication to results, we are ready take on even the most challenging case, regardless of if you have been accused of neglect or of domestic violence. Call us now for help!

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